Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For up to date information regarding COVID-19 please go to the CDC Website
In response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the CLIC and CTSA Program have created several communication venues for members of the CTSA Program to share information and identify potential research collaborations focused on COVID-19. Learn more about coronaviruses from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to the outbreak. The CDC is updating its site as new information becomes available where you can find information about the outbreak, travel information, preventing the spread, and protection from COVID-19.
Collaborate and Share Information
NCATS and CLIC are partnering resources to facilitate discussions around COVID-19. Specific research or translational discussions should use the CTSA Program Response to COVID-19 Discussion Forum to discuss and identify efforts to manage the Coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about how to join a Discussion Forum and join in on the conversation on COVID-19. You can also view the NCATS Getting Started resource for using the DF.
Please share your hubs’ events, news, educational content and other resources about COVID-19 by posting them on the CLIC website using the tag "COVID-19". View all posted hub information about COVID-19 on the COVID-19 tag page. For information on how to share content, please check out the CLIC Library video on Sharing Content. We have provided a comment section below for short inter-consortium communications about hub efforts around COVID-19.
In collaboration with several HHS agencies, the CTSA program, and distributed clinical data networks, CD2H has created the (National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)a centralized, secure, limited access portal to access COVID-19 clinical data. The N3C page and the accompanied CD2H-COVID portal has been established to provide the additional assets needed to rapidly develop the analytics that clinical centers and physicians need.
COVID Case Report Forms and Phenotyping Standards contains a list of known CRFs for triage, intake, and patient-focused phenotype/metadata collection efforts
Specific Funding Opportunities
Current NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 can be found on the NIH Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding specific to COVID-19 and NIH page specific updates can also be found on the NIH update page. Also, consider applying to the CLIC Synergy Paper RFA. Learn more about Synergy Papers .
CovidCP is a platform for aggregating evidence across randomized controlled trial protocols (RCTs) for similar interventions. Allowing viewing and contribution to a repository for RCTs whose PIs are open to various levels of collaboration. Lear more about CovidCP by viewing this webinar.
Collaborative Research Efforts
Due to the rapidly changing research efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic, NCATS and the CTSA Program Coordinating Centers have created a publicly accessible clinical research information platform with the aim of providing a centralized location of pre-clinicaltrials.gov investigational research studies. The goal is to facilitate collaboration between investigators and reduce duplicate trials. To share information, log in to CLIC site and submit any COVID-19 research that is occurring at your institution.
You can also view the list of COVID-19 research studies submitted by institutions around the country.
COVID-19 Resources for Trainees and Researchers
SHARE Education and Career Development Resources - Share (video tutorial) any content that would benefit CTSA Program trainees and scholars during the COVID-19 outbreak. Be sure to include the COVID-19 tag with your resource.
SEARCH for Education Content - The Education Clearinghouse is a centralized space where the CTSA community can find and share a variety of education and workforce development resources for a broad range of audiences.
DISCUSS Needs and Collaborate - Join the Education and Career Development CTSA Discussion Forum.